Thursday, June 18, 2009

Get In There!

I'm so excited that the darling Alicia at Imma Momma has started a weekly photo challenge. She gives some basic tips on ways to improve your photography, then each week you share what you have learned in the form of a photo! I so want to become a better photographer! If you do too, go check out her weekly Photo Challenge!

Last week's challenge was: Get In There! Practice taking pictures capturing details and getting up close to your subject. Practice getting up close to eliminate distracting backgrounds. Don't forget to watch for unwanted shadows and continue practicing in different light.

Last week we took the kids to the park...I got a lot of great shots that I'll share later this week. But I thought for today's photo challenge I would share this favorite one of Pixie. I just love it!

I was also tagged by the fabulous, fellow New Kid Loving JennyKate! You must go check her out because she's simply hilarious! Trust me!

I'm to go to my pictures, open the 1st file folder, and share the 10th picture and the story that goes along with it. Then tag 5 more people to participate!

This is a picture of Cowgirl holding Monkey when she was 4 days old. You've never seen a prouder, more loving big sister.

To this day Monkey prefers her Cowgirl over anyone in the family! Including me! They share such a special bond, and I love watching the 2 of them together.

Now I tag:




Small House


Last...I'm proud to say that I am now First Aid Certified! That's what we did last night for our Young Women's activity. We needed to get all the girls (and ourselves!) first aid certified before camp!

We leave on July 13...the day after I get back from Vegas...CRAZY!


kado! said...

I love that up-close photo! It turned out great!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Awesome close-up! You can really focus on her instead of all the stuff in the background. :)

Thanks for the tag...gotta love the big sis/little sis shot. So sweet!! Do they still love each other like that? ;) ;)

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Aww- great shot of Pixie!! I am always trying to learn new tricks of photography, thanks for the heads up on her blog!!


Macey said...

Those are both great shots! I can't wait to see what my first picture is...hope it's appropriate! : )

jennykate77 said...

Congrats on being First Aid certified! :) Perks of being over the Young Women!

I love both pics...your girls are simply adorable! The one of Cowgirl and Monkey is so precious. I love the bond that sisters share.

Hope you're having a wonderful day my fabulous friend! :)

Sara said...

I love your pics!! Congrats on being certified!

I put up some nursery pics for you on the Mommy experience, hope you enjoy:)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Great shots! (Both of them!) and congrats on being certified for First Aid. Now I know who to call when there' an emergency!!! :)

Emmy said...

Cute pictures :) I too love her photo challenge.
Cute blog

Amy said...

Great picture. It is almost time to go to Vegas.

David and Audrey said...

I like the top picture. Very fun.

Shawn said...

I love how the green totally frames her body. Purple is a great color for her!

Alicia said...

Good job! I'm so glad you jumped in this week! That is such a darling picture! :)

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Wow -- you have a lot going on!

What a great picture and thanks for the new blog suggestion! Congrats on getting First Aid Certified!

Jenny said...

Both of those pictures are adorable!

I'll have to go check out that Photo Challenge! I'm taking a class on my new Nikon D40 on Saturday, so hopefully that will at least help me with HOW to use the camera.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

I'm excited for you for your trip to Vegas. You are going to have so much fun. I can't wait to see some pictures. I would love to see NKOTB!! I don't know what I would do it Donnie kissed me. I would probably faint. LOL!